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The ClubHouse opened in 1975 to provide social space for African Americans, who regularly faced discriminatory practices at Washington bars and clubs. The after-hours dance club was nationally known for two annual events: a Mother’s Day event and Children’s Hour, which started in 1976. AIDS took a severe toll on membership, and the ClubHouse closed in 1990. Photo: Paul Butler Collection, Rainbow History Project.

Become a volunteer

Rainbow History is an all-volunteer organization, so we depend on committed individuals and their time and talent. RHP’s work benefits from the diversity of our communities and we encourage people from under-represented groups to volunteer.

Programs that regularly need volunteers are listed below. In addition to in-person opportunities, many of our volunteer positions can be done at home, on your schedule. No matter how you choose to volunteer, you will receive training and support.

Contact us to get started. We’ll be in touch with you as soon as we can.


				

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